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The Bangor Daily News building on the corner of Buck and Main streets in Bangor.

Cross Insurance to buy Bangor Daily News building

By Susan Young on May 02, 2014, at 7:03 p.m.
Cross Insurance announced Friday that it is purchasing the Bangor Daily News building. The Main Street building, which is across Buck Street from the new Cross Insurance Center, will house the company’s 75 Bangor employees. “This is an attractive move for our company given that it will …
The Bangor Daily News production plant in Hampden opened in 1989.

Bangor Publishing reaches printing agreement with Sun Media Group

By Whit Richardson on June 28, 2013, at 4:48 p.m.
Bangor Publishing Co., owner of the Bangor Daily News, on Friday announced plans to shutter its Hampden printing plant later this year. The company has reached agreements with media partners to print its daily newspaper. In September, Bangor Publishing will begin to outsource the majority of its …

BDN opens statewide digital marketing agency in partnership with Dream Local

By William Davis on Jan. 12, 2012, at 1:17 p.m.
BANGOR | The Bangor Daily News and Thomaston-based Dream Local Digital have partnered to offer expanded marketing services for Maine businesses looking to grow in the digital market. The agency, which will operate under the BDN Maine brand, will help clients with lead generation, local search services and social, …

Police identify man who scammed 99-year-old

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 06, 2011, at 8:13 p.m.
SOUTH BRISTOL | Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies have identified the man who bilked a 99-year-old out of $2,700 for tree work that wasn’t performed. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Robert McFetridge told the Bangor Daily News on Wednesday that the man was identified as Mark Steven Giamattio, 24, of Biddeford. …
Rita St. Peter

Ex-prosecutor happy to see break in 31-year-old Maine homicide

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 29, 2011, at 6:48 p.m.
ANSON | More than three decades after a 20-year-old mother was found dead on a dirt road, former Deputy Attorney General Pasquale “Pat” Perrino still remembers the investigation and the hundreds of hours spent conducting interviews, though the details are becoming foggy. The name Jay S. Mercier, the 55-year-old …
Employees at Bath Iron Works watch from an upper deck on an Aegis destroyer in 2009.

Pentagon report attacks BIW management

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 23, 2011, at 7:48 p.m.
BATH | Bath Iron Works is one of four shipyards blasted for what are described as serious management deficiencies in new Defense Department assessments, according to a report published this week by Inside the Pentagon. But a spokesman for BIW pointed to the shipyard’s performance besting Navy cost targets …

BIW’s future to be defined by national warship defense strategy

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 23, 2011, at 6:14 p.m.
BATH | With fresh Navy contracts in hand, Bath Iron Works has entered the next generation of military muscle and technological sophistication with the construction of the venerable DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class series of warships. While BIW steps into the fore with gusto — the shipyard is under contract to …

Man attacks two women in Bangor McDonald’s, police say

By Anthony Takacs on Sept. 23, 2011, at 4:18 p.m.
A 24-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly assaulting two female McDonald’s employees late Thursday evening. Emmanuel Barbosa was screaming when he entered the McDonald’s located at 1105 Union St. in Bangor at 10:51 and attacked the two women, according to Bangor Police Sgt. Ed …
Dennis Marble (left) director of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter listens as Bangor Daily News marketing director Elizabeth Hansen (right) offers a few words after accepting the Organizational Volunteer of the Year award on behalf of Publisher Richard J. Warren on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at the Eagles Club in Brewer.

BDN, publisher honored by homeless shelter

on Sept. 20, 2011, at 8:38 p.m.
BREWER | The Bangor Daily News and its publisher were honored Tuesday evening by the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. At its annual business meeting and dinner held at the Eagles Club, the shelter recognized several individuals and organizations for their exemplary service, including Publisher Richard J. Warren and the …
The BDN's new iPad app is now available, for free, in the App Store.

BDN announces new mobile apps, improvements to website

By Todd Benoit on Sept. 19, 2011, at 3:11 p.m.
BANGOR | The BDN is pleased to announce several changes to our online presence that we think will make your experience much better. Over the past few weeks we’ve rolled out apps for the iPad, the iPhone and Android phones. All three apps, which are free, provide news from …
Jeremy Hoxie

Bath salts user destroys Bangor Circle K bathroom, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 12, 2011, at 6:43 p.m.
An Old Town man who police say was on the synthetic drug bath salts and who claimed someone was trying to kill him, destroyed the men’s room at a Main Street convenience store Saturday night, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday. Jeremy Hoxie, 21, who was …
Seba Smith

Honoring Our Own

on Sept. 11, 2011, at 6:54 p.m.
Those of us who make our living in the news business can succumb to job-related pessimism. There’s never enough time to write that truly great story. And if we do, our editor fails to appreciate our brilliance, and the Pulitzer Prize slips through our hands because a dozen paragraphs are …
Dennis Gears

Gears to lead BDN digital ad staff

on Sept. 09, 2011, at 10:49 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Bangor Daily News is pleased to announce the hiring of Dennis Gears as its digital sales manager. Gears, of Portland, brings 12 years of extensive experience in online sales and product development. He spent nine years as senior account executive with, and most recently was the …

The truth about the ballot question process

By Charles E. Summers Jr. on Sept. 05, 2011, at 4:28 p.m.
I didn’t know what to expect when I saw in the Sept. 3, Bangor Daily News my picture with your editorial headlined, “Tell Voters the Truth.” Having now read the editorial my reactions are: Why are BDN editors portraying the very orderly process of finalizing a citizen’s initiative question on …
In this Jan. 28, 2011 photo, snowmobilers take in the scenery on a parcel of land sandwiched in between land owned by conservationist Roxanne Quimby in Township 5, Range 8, Maine.

Quimby says confirmation of snowmobilers’ access to her land ‘premature’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 02, 2011, at 5:40 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | Entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby has called “premature” a report that she and her land manager had reached a settlement with regional snowmobile clubs and dropped an implied threat to close snowmobile trails running through her lands this winter if snowmobile clubs failed to support her proposed national park. …
Keri Ann Murphy

Circle K employee charged with felony theft in Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 29, 2011, at 5:38 p.m.
An employee at the Circle K convenience store on Main Street was charged with felony theft after a store manager reported the crime on Friday, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said. “It was over $1,000 in transactions, the manager said,” Edwards said Monday. Store clerk Keri Murphy, …
Amy Beth Nadeau

Bangor woman charged with drug smuggling

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 29, 2011, at 5:23 p.m.
A local woman already well known to police was arrested again late Friday and charged with trying to smuggle diverted prescription drugs into Penobscot County Jail, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Monday. Amy Nadeau, 27, of Bangor was wanted for an outstanding warrant and was …

Bank of America to cut 3,500 jobs

on Aug. 19, 2011, at 6 p.m.
NEW YORK — Bank of America Corp., the nation’s largest bank, said Friday that it plans to cut 3,500 jobs by the end of September. The cuts amount to a little more than 1 percent of the bank’s work force of roughly 288,000. But they follow a string of other …

On writing hall-of-fame headlines

By Kent Ward on Aug. 19, 2011, at 3:46 p.m.
When the evening’s pace in the newsroom of a daily newspaper slows and reporters and copy editors sit around waiting for the first edition to come off the presses, they often talk shop. Sometimes the late-night discussions concern the writing of snappy headlines, which — like cooking a mess of …

Why defend ‘fat cat’ CEOs?

By Michael Fasulo on Aug. 19, 2011, at 3:41 p.m.
In his Aug. 6-7 Bangor Daily News column, Ronald Nykiel, dean of Husson University’s Business College, took up the defense of “fat cat” CEOs in America. He wrote of the 12- to 16-hour days they work. He wrote of the big responsibilities they have balancing many competing factors. He wrote …